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Name: N. J. EATON Type: Side-wheeler, Glasglow packet Size: Launched: 1855, Apr., Louisville Destroyed: 1856, Apr. 9: at Augusta Bend on her first trip up Mo. R.. Boat total loss. Area: Mo. R. Owner: Nanson, Joseph S. Captain Nanson, Joseph S. Comments: from the Boone’s Lick Heritage Quarterly. Name: N. W. GRAHAM Type: Sidewheel, wooden hull packet Size: 174' X 30.5' X5' Launched: 1853, Covington Ky. Destroyed: 1860, dismantled Area: Out of New Orleans, mostly Owner: one owner of 5 or 6, Capt. John J. Kercheval Comment: 1856, Oct. 22, Renamed SELMA (the 2nd one) 1. Name: N.W. THOMAS Type: Sternwheel, wooden hull packet. Size: 178' X 35' X 7.2', 419 tons. Launched: 1853, Cincinnati, Oh. Area: 1858-61, Cincinnati-New Orleans trade Owners: 1853, operated by Capt. William Shorpshire of New Orleans Captains: c. 1858, John A. Duble 1861, W.B. Phillips Comments: did Civil War service on lower Ohio R. 1. Name: NADINE Type: Sternwheel, woodenhull packet. Size: 23 tons. Power: 8" - 3 ft. Launched: Built 1872 Howard's Ferry, Arrow Rock, Mo, by Gustave Moehle and Sons. Destroyed: 1878, Sept. 10, Snagged 3 mi. above mouth of Mo. R. on Miss. R. Area: Mo. R. and Lamine R., Osage R. Owner: Originally, Nicholas W. Smith *1897, Sites, Capt. Lee Thomas and Moehle, Gustave 1878 when sunk, J.A. Stien Captain(s): *1897-early 1900s, Lee Thomas Sites 1878 when sunk, Roy Coulter, pilot. Comments: *from the Boone’s Lick Heritage Quarterly. : Mentioned in this Article. 1. Name: NAIAD, originally the PRINCESS 1863
    Launched: 1870's?
    Area: Ohio R.
    Captains: owner and or captain, A.T. Armstrong
			: 1882, July, Davis
    Comments: Notes from WHEELING NEWS-REGISTER,
                June 24, 1951.  Note, at the bottom of page,
                                "The Nail City Boat Club".
			: * Helped raise the SCIOTO after her colission with the JOHN LOMAS
			: About death of head engineer William Page

    Type: Stern-wheeler    Size:
    Comments: 1918 was operating on the Miss. R. under government
              sponsored freight service. 


    Launched: 1870s?
    Destroyed: Blew up after a collision.
    Area: Rhode Island Sound
    Owner: Stonington Line.

	Size: 200 tons
	Power:High pressure
	Launched: 1822, Cincinnati, Oh.
	Destroyed: 1826, snagged

    Type:  Sternwheel, wooden hull packet       Size: 93 tons
    Launched: 1846, Freedom, Pa.
    Destroyed: 1847, July Allegheny warf, burned.
    Owner: Frisbee, Miller and Company

    Type:  Sidewheel, wooden hull packet    Size: 250' X 40' X 7.5, 497 tons
    Power: 23's- 10 ft.,by Phillips, Hise and Co..  5 boilers, 
    Launched: 1849, New Albany, Ind.
    Area: Nashville - New Orleans
    Captain: Thomas Bellanyder 
    Comments: At outbreak of Civil War, boat was converted into the hospital
              ship NASHVILLE.  Her 2 decks accomodated 1,000 casualities
            : Civil War Boats
            :  From site visitor Martin Wsulstein:
              "I have been having a difficult time finding a picture of the
               Civil War Hospital River Boat "Nashville". An ancestor of mine,
               Dr. Bernhardt (von) Beust, was a surgeon and in charge of this
               hospital in 1864.  It's home port was New Albany Indiana.
               It traveled on the Mississippi picking up wounded bringing
               them to New Albany and thence to a General Hospital.
               If you can direct me to a site having such a photo please let
               me know. Thank you." 

    Type: Sternwheel, wooden hull packet      Size: 211 tons
    Launched: 1860, Cincinnati, Oh.
    Destroyed: 1869, dismantled.  Engines to JULIA A. RUDOLPH
    Area: 1860, Cincinnati - Nashville
          1862, in U.S. service handling supplies.
    Owner: 1864, May, reprtedly sold to F. Beaty of Ironton, Oh.
    Companies Associated with; 1861, Pioneer Line
    Captains: 1860, P.K. Barclay 
    Comments: Civil War Boats

    Type: Sternwheel, wooden hulled packet    Size: 396 tons
    Launched: 1871, Cincinnati, Oh.
    Area: 1871, Nashville - Cincinnati
          1873, Evansville - Memphis, Tenn. R. 
          1877, Cincinnati - Tenn. R.
    Owner: 1872, spring, Cincinnati, Big Sandy and Pomertoy Packet Company 
    Captains: 1871, P.K. Barclay 
              1873, A.E. Drankwater
              1877, Jack Sleeth 

    Type: Sternwheel, wooden hull packet    Size: 155' X 34' X 4'
    Power: conpound engines, 11's, 22's- 5 ft., by Gillett and Eaton
    Launched: 1910, Jeffersonville, Ind. by Howard Yard
    Destroyed: 1932, Dec. 16, Spottsville, Ky., burned while laid up.
    Area: 1910, Evansville - Nashville.  Later, Paducah - Nashville
          1918, Louisville - Stephensport - Evansville
    Owner: 1918, Apr. purchased at forced sale by Williams Bros. 
    Captains: 1910, Shep Green
    Comments: 1922, rebuilt at Paducah and renamed SOUTHLAND

    Type: Ferryboat                Size: 78' X 32' X 7'
    Launched: 1813
    Area: Brooklyn, NY - Connecticut
    Owner: Hudson River Steamboat Company
    Comments: Source

Name: NATCHEZ Please use this link to go to a separate page devoted to the 9 RIVERBOATS NATCHEZ

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Type: Sternwheel, wooden hull packet Area: Tenn. R.. Chattanooga-Paducah, Ky. Owners: Chattanooga and Decatur Packet Company Name: NAUMKEAG/MONTGOMERY Type: Sternwheel, wooden hull packet. Size: unknown. Launched: 1863, Cincinnati, Oh. Destroyed: 1867, Jan. 19, Erie, Ala., burned. 3 lives lost. Owners: U.S. service during C. War. 1863, Apr. 19, sold to private hands. Comments: 1863, Apr, renamed MONTGOMERY. Name: NAUSHON/NEWSBOY Launched: 1845 Area: Long Island Sound Owner: as NEWSBOY, the New York Hearld Comments: Later became a Coney I. excursion boat, then a Civil War troop carrier. Name: NAUTILUS Name: NAVAJO Launched: ?1900-1911? Area: California Delta Name: NAVIGATOR

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